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Saab 9-3 Sport Wagon (02 - 12) review

(2002 - 2012)
Saab 9-3 Sport Wagon (02 - 12)
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What used Saab 9-3 estate will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Saab 9-3 estate?

Go for the 1.9 150bhp turbodiesel and you can expect fuel economy of 47.9mpg. The less powerful diesel is even more frugal, but it trades performance for this economy. The 2.8 V6 Turbo guzzles too much fuel for our liking, but the other turbo petrols are easy on fuel.

Running a Saab 9-3 Sport Wagon is not likely to hurt your bank balance unless you opt for the 2.8 Turbo Aero model, as its insurance and service costs undercut those of rivals from Audi, BMW and Mercedes. You could save even more cash by using one of the dedicated Saab specialists for servicing, although Saab's franchised dealers are notably cheaper than its German counterparts.

According to Warranty Direct, Saabs are also cheaper to repair than the 9-3's rivals, so a parking bump or scrape will set you back less cash too.